At Village Dental NYC, we strive to avoid tooth extractions whenever possible. Caring for your smile is important to us and helping you maintain good oral health is key. Whenever possible, special treatments will be recommended for preserving teeth that are damaged or decaying. When a tooth begins to decay, it can be easily treated if caught early. However, if the decay spreads throughout the tooth and reaches the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy is needed to save the tooth from extraction. By removing the decay and the pulp of the tooth, the tooth can be preserved. Normally, if root canal therapy is recommended, a dental crown will be needed to cap the tooth to help restore it following treatment.
If you need root canal therapy, sedation dentistry can help you feel more relaxed throughout your visit. By using sedation dentistry, you won’t be bothered by noises or movement and you can feel at ease the entire time. When root canal therapy begins, your dentist will make sure that you are ready and comfortable. Once the area around the tooth is completely numbed, your dentist will work to carefully remove all signs of decay and infection from the tooth. He will also remove the pulp of the tooth. Once everything that is threatening the tooth is removed, the tooth will be cleaned and sealed for protection. A dental crown will most likely be recommended to restore the tooth and allow it to fully function without any difficulty.
If you are in need of root canal therapy in New York, NY, or would like a second opinion, we can help! Call our office today to schedule a consultation and get the best recommendations for preserving your smile!